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Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology Lab Manual

Dynamics, Analysis, and Forecasting
Author: Gary Lackmann,Kevin R. Tyle
Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society
ISBN: 9781878220264
Category: Science
Page: 144
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One of the greatest challenges facing atmospheric science instructors is helping students link theoretical and mathematical concepts to the real atmosphere. The past decade has been characterized by remarkable advances in meteorological observation, computing techniques, and data-visualization technology. However, the benefit of these advances can only be fully realized with the introduction of a systematic, applied approach to meteorological education that allows well-established theoretical concepts to be used with modernized observational and numerical datasets. This lab manual is a tool designed just for this purpose; it links theoretical concepts with groundbreaking visualization to elucidate concepts taught in the companion textbook by Gary Lackmann, Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology, the most current text available on modern weather forecasting techniques. When used in concert with Lackmann's book and its companion CD of lecture slides, this lab manual will guide students in using contemporary observational and visualization techniques to provide in-depth understanding of fundamental concepts and serve as a catalyst for student-led innovation and application. With topics considered in an order that reinforces and builds upon new knowledge in meteorological observation and analysis, these materials will help students to deepen their understanding of synoptic-dynamic meteorology, synoptically-driven mesoscale phenomena, numerical weather prediction, ensemble prediction, and more, and put this understanding into practice.

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Midlatitude Synoptic Meteorology

Dynamics, Analysis, and Forecasting
Author: Gary Lackmann
Publisher: Amer Meteorological Society
ISBN: 9781878220103
Category: Science
Page: 345
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"Introduces a systematic, applied approach to meteorological education that allows well-established theoretical concepts to be applied to modernized observational and numerical datasets"--

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Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Dynamics

A First Course
Author: Jonathan E. Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118687892
Category: Science
Page: 336
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This exciting text provides a mathematically rigorous yet accessible textbook that is primarily aimed at atmospheric science majors. Its accessibility is due to the texts emphasis on conceptual understanding. The first five chapters constitute a companion text to introductory courses covering the dynamics of the mid-latitude atmosphere. The final four chapters constitute a more advanced course, and provide insights into the diagnostic power of the quasi-geostrophic approximation of the equations outlined in the previous chapters, the meso-scale dynamics of thefrontal zone, the alternative PV perspective for cyclone interpretation, and the dynamics of the life-cycle of mid-latitude cyclones. Written in a clear and accessible style Features real weather examples and global case studies Each chapter sets out clear learning objectives and tests students’ knowledge with concluding questions and answers A Solutions Manual is also available for this textbook on the Instructor Companion Site www.wileyeurope.com/college/martin. “…a student-friendly yet rigorous textbook that accomplishes what no other textbook has done before… I highly recommend this textbook. For instructors, this is a great book if they don’t have their own class notes – one can teach straight from the book. And for students, this is a great book if they don’t take good class notes – one can learn straight from the book. This is a rare attribute of advanced textbooks.” Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (BAMS), 2008

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Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting

An Introductory Toolkit
Author: Shawn Milrad
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128092564
Category: Science
Page: 246
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Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting: An Introductory Toolkit provides the bridge between the introductory fundamentals of a meteorology course and advanced synoptic-dynamic analysis for undergraduate students. It helps students to understand the principles of weather analysis, which will complement computer forecast models. This valuable reference also imparts qualitative weather analysis and forecasting tools and techniques to non-meteorologist end users, such as emergency/disaster managers, aviation experts, and environmental health and safety experts who need to have a foundational knowledge of weather forecasting. Presents the fundamentals of weather analysis and forecasting Offers clear accessible writing aimed at students from a variety of mathematical backgrounds Discusses the reading and interpretation of surface observations and METAR code, processes associated with the motion and intensity of cyclones and anticyclones, and quantitative and/or qualitative diagnosis of processes associated with ascent and descent

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The Weather Observer's Handbook

Author: Stephen Burt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107026814
Category: Science
Page: 444
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Comprehensive, practical and independent guide to all aspects of making weather observations for both amateurs and professionals alike.

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An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology

Author: James R. Holton
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0123540151
Category: Science
Page: 535
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MATLAB scripts (M-files) are provided on the accompanying CD.

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Meteorology Lab Manual

Author: Kyle L. Swanson,Janel Lynn Hanrahan
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780757582943
Category: Science
Page: 104
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Weather on the Air

A History of Broadcast Meteorology
Author: Robert Henson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1935704001
Category: Science
Page: 264
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From low humor to high drama, TV weather reporting has encompassed an enormous range of styles and approaches, triggering chuckles, infuriating the masses, and at times even saving lives. In Weather on the Air, meteorologist and science journalist Robert Henson covers it all—the people, technology, science, and show business that combine to deliver the weather to the public each day. Featuring the long-term drive to professionalize weathercasting; the complex relations between government and private forecasters; and the effects of climate-change science and the Internet on today’s broadcasts. With dozens of photos and anecdotes illuminating the many forces that have shaped weather broadcasts over the years, this engaging study will be an invaluable tool for students of broadcast meteorology and mass communication and an entertaining read for anyone fascinated by the public face of weather.

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Mesoscale Meteorology in Midlatitudes

Author: Paul Markowski,Yvette Richardson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119966671
Category: Science
Page: 430
View: 8998
Mesoscale Meteorology in Mid-Latitudes presents the dynamics of mesoscale meteorological phenomena in a highly accessible, student-friendly manner. The book's clear mathematical treatments are complemented by high-quality photographs and illustrations. Comprehensive coverage of subjects including boundary layer mesoscale phenomena, orographic phenomena and deep convection is brought together with the latest developments in the field to provide an invaluable resource for mesoscale meteorology students. Mesoscale Meteorology in Mid-Latitudes functions as a comprehensive, easy-to-use undergraduate textbook while also providing a useful reference for graduate students, research scientists and weather industry professionals. Illustrated in full colour throughout Covers the latest developments and research in the field Comprehensive coverage of deep convection and its initiation Uses real life examples of phenomena taken from broad geographical areas to demonstrate the practical aspects of the science

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Radar and Atmospheric Science

A Collection of Essays in Honor of David Atlas
Author: Roger Wakimoto
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1878220365
Category: Science
Page: 270
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This book if a tribute to one of the leading scientists in meteorology, Dr. David Atlas. It was written by a group of specialists and presented at a symposium to honor Dr. Atlas’ life and career as meteorologist. It serves as a comprehensive resource for scientists and educators, and also as an inspiring historical record of scientific research and important discoveries in the field of meteorology.

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Explorations in Meteorology

A Lab Manual
Author: Kenneth C. Crawford
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495010296
Category: Nature
Page: 198
View: 8700
Developed by the Oklahoma Climatological Survey (OCS) research and service facility, in concert with the University of Oklahoma, EXPLORATIONS IN METEORLOGY places a strong emphasis on helping students understand weather and climate by using real meteorological data. The activities in this lab manual require that students tap into the OCS archives of meteorological data in order to complete meteorological exercises. Full-color pictures and data graphs, help students visually understand weather and severe weather topics. The lab manual also challenges students by providing optional questions intended for honors students, making this lab manual appropriate for both introductory and honors meteorology courses.

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Meteorology for Scientists and Engineers

Author: Roland B. Stull,C. Donald Ahrens
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Category: Meteorology.
Page: 502
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The Second Edition of Roland Stull's METEOROLOGY FOR SCIENTISTS AND ENGINEERS lets professors quantify the concepts in Ahren's METEOROLOGY TODAY, SEVENTH EDITION like never before. This book can serve as a technical companion to Ahren's text or as a stand-alone text. It provides the mathematical equations needed for a higher level of understanding of meteorology. The organization is mapped directly to the Ahrens book, making Stull's text a perfect companion. More than a lab manual or workbook, this text contains detailed math and physics that expand upon concepts presented in Ahrens' text, as well as numerous solved problems. This text demonstrates how to use mathematical equations (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and finite differential equations) to explain the dominant characteristics of certain atmospheric phenomena and processes.

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Boundary Layer Climates

Author: T. R. Oke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134951345
Category: Science
Page: 464
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This modern climatology textbook explains those climates formed near the ground in terms of the cycling of energy and mass through systems.

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Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Elementary Physics and Chemistry
Author: Gerald R. North,Tatiana L. Erukhimova
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052189963X
Category: Science
Page: 267
View: 6090
Textbook that uniquely integrates physics and chemistry in the study of atmospheric thermodynamics for advanced single-semester courses.

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Synoptic-Dynamic Meteorology and Weather Analysis and Forecasting

A Tribute to Fred Sanders
Author: Lance Bosart,Howard Bluestein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0933876688
Category: Science
Page: 440
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This long-anticipated monograph honoring scientist and teacher Fred Sanders includes 16 articles by various authors as well as dozens of unique photographs evoking Fred's character and the vitality of the scientific community he helped develop through his work. Editors Lance F. Bosart (University at Albany/SUNY) and Howard B. Bluestein (University of Oklahoma at Norman) have brought together contributions from luminary authors-including Kerry Emanuel, Robert Burpee, Edward Kessler, and Louis Uccellini-to honor Fred's work in the fields of forecasting, weather analysis, synoptic meteorology, and climatology. The result is a significant volume of work that represents a lasting record of Fred Sanders' influence on atmospheric science and legacy of teaching.

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Advances in Space Environment Research

Author: N.A
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400710690
Category: Science
Page: 540
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Advances in Space Environment Research - Volume I contains the proceedings of two international workshops, the World Space Environment Forum (WSEF2002) and the High Performance Computing in Space Environment Research (HPC2002), organized by the World Institute for Space Environment Research (WISER) from 22 July to 2 August 2002 in Adelaide, Australia. The articles in this volume review the state-of-the-art of the theoretical, computational and observational studies of the physical processes of Sun-Earth connections and Space Environment. They cover six topical areas: Sun/Heliosphere, Magnetosphere/Bow Shock, Ionosphere/Atmosphere, Space Weather/Space Climate, Space Plasma Physics/Astrophysics, and Complex/Intelligent Systems.

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Railroads and Weather

From Fogs to Floods and Heat to Hurricanes, the Impacts of Weather and Climate on American Railroading
Author: Stanley Changnon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1878220098
Category: Science
Page: 136
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MUCH OF MY WEATHER and climate research over the past 50 years has focused on how atmospheric conditions impact the environment, the ec- omy, and human activities/health. These studies have led to several scientific papers and two books, one about the great floods of 1993 and the other about El Niño, 1997/98. Coupled with this scientific career orientation was a li- long interest in railroads. This avocation led me to write six books and numerous articles about many facets of railroads. The coupling of these two central intellectual interests led to the preparation of this book. Prior to the 1980 deregulation of the industry, there were many more railroads in operation. This text focuses on weather impacts and railroad adjustments since the 1940s. It covers decades when the challenges of weather and climate were faced by a larger number of companies, and this is well emphasized in the wide variety of photographs, which show trains belonging to companies that have now been absorbed or otherwise relegated to the halls of history. Most of the photographs were taken by me and two of my sons, David and Marc. Several friends supplied other photographs. This book has been made possible by several persons and institutions.